Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price raised an uproar after being quoted by a West Virginia newspaper as saying that a type of treatment for people addicted to opioids isn't very effective and suggesting there's a cure for addiction — despite research on the contrary.
The Truth-O-Meter endures. But we occasionally give it a tuneup.
Due to overwhelming response from our readers, we’re making a slight tweak to our ratings. We are changing our Barely True to Mostly False.
Many readers complained the Barely True rating put too much emphasis on "true" when the rating actually describes something without much truth. The definition will remain the same -- "The statement contains an element of truth but ignores critical facts that would give a different impression."
Sadly, last week, politicians did not give us the chance to shift the Truth-O-Meter to Mostly False mode. They earned two False ratings one Pants on Fire, and a single True.
There’s always next week.
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